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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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Studio 3B
October 2006 – February 2007
For French photographer Delphine Balley the camera is a tool, which allows her to see through reality and have access to fantasy.  The alterations she imprints on the world around her are the result of uneasiness; feelings and ideas one may experience when trapped in the familiar setting of humdrum life.  Delphine Balley’s work is an attempt at capturing the huis clos atmosphere in which she was and still is immersed.  Her need to interrupt her growing-up is forcefully conveyed in her images.  In order to create her characters Balley draws from anecdotes, news articles and pays attention to details.  Her practice evolves on the search for new events, new personalities and new stories, which culminate in images that evoke a strange familiarity.

Balley has had recent exhibitions in Gallery Le Réverbère, Lyon (2005) and Contemporary Art Centre, Château des Adémar, Montélimar (2005).


Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.